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Woman's Christian Temperance
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock
the regular meeting of the W. C. T.
3TJ. was held at the home of Mrs.
W. S. Oogburn. The attendance
.was large, the program being of un
usual interest. The dav was especial
ly in celebration of the birthday of
Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, the
second president of the national or
Each member was presented with
a Year Book of the local union and
a copy of the state report. The de
votions were conducted by Mrs. J.
W. Peak, at the'close of which, the
president took charge of the meet
ing. Mrs. J. W. Stewart was chosen
as secretary until the next election
of officers in August.
The president read some quota
tions from great men and women in
regard to the life and character of
Mrs. Stevets. At the close of this
the pledge and national and local
mottoes were recited together in
concert, and the white ribbon song
Some impressions of the recent
Trenton meeting were given by1
Mrs. J. W. Stewart, andan account'
of the eveniug service was made by
Mrs. George F. Mims sang very
.effectively that beautiful poem set
to music "Unanswered yet," accom
panied on the piano by Mrs. Till
"The Temperance News" item?
.were given by Mrs. B. Timmons,
who apologized for the length of
her paper, but found so much of
wonderful value to relate that she
couldn't make it less. One thiug she
?tated was that the number of dry
-states have doubled within the last
six months, there being now 19 dry
At the close of this portion of
the program, quite a number of the
members retired from the room to
re-appeai in ;wo scenes of a playlet
entitled, "Before and after taking
The Union Signal." The object of
these two contrasting wenes was to
show the ordinary and the model
meeting, vhe first when members
were not taking The Union Signal,
the latter, *".viter taking." Theirst
was in the numerous vein, and was
very suggestive of the many ex
cuse* given by women to avoid
.christian activities which daily call
upon their time and strength, and
the second seem* gave suggestion of
a model meeting. The performers
were loudly applauded.
Mrs. E. J. Norris and fMiss Eliza
Minis were appointed to make a
scrapbook of thia year's work in
the local union, and Mrs. N. M.
Jones will keep the members re
minded to wear the white ribbon,
which stauds for the principles of
purity, peace and prohibition.
The hostess was preseuted with
.* late photograph of Mis. Stevens
and sample copies of The Union
Signal were distributed by Mrs. W.
E. Lott at the close of the playlet.
Dainty sandwiches, tea and cake
were served by the gracious hostess.
Three new members were received.
Now Serving Se.itence.
About two years ago Ki Martin,
created a disturbance at Pine Grove
church near Johnston. He was given
a preliminary hearing and granted
bail. Iustead of coming to the court
for trial, he escaped and wa9 tried
in his absence, a sealed sentence be
ingjentered against him. Some time
ago Sheriff Swearingen learned that
the negro was near Millen, Ga.
Several days ago, Mr. Homer Wil
liams, the deputy sheriff, went to
Millen and brought the negro to
Edgefield and sent him out to the
ehaingang where he will serve 18
Cold Spring News.
Very little farm work has been
done as yet. Winter is still on.
We are still hoping and looking for
Mr. Ernest H. Quarles is having
a shop put up.
Mr. Buffering, of Plum Branch,
will run a public shop here, and is
now ready for work.
Miss Lila Lanham attended the
teachers' meeting at Edgefield last
Mrs. J. W. Lanford of Laurens,
Mrs. Joe B. Cooley of P. I., Mr.
John Cooper of Spartanburg, were
visitors at Rose Cottage last week.
Mrs. James Smith visited her
daughter, Mrs. Dr. Whitlock last
The following named pupils of
Red Hill school got on the honor
roll last month: Myrtis MoClen
don, Warren Johnston, Garrett
Qaarles, William Talbert, Jennie
McDaniel, Addie Sue McClendon,
Lucile Quarles, Horace Quarles,
Knthlene Talbert, Genie Young
blood, H?rschel Talbert, G. B.
Quarles, Mamie Holmes, Aminie
Quarles, Maggie Quailes, Byrdie
County Equalization Board
The county equalization board
held a meeting Saturday to discuss
the basis tor the assessment of per
sonal property for 1915. The board
was reorganized by the re election
of J. L. Mims, chairman. After a
full and free discussion a resolution
was adopted, fixing 60 per cent, of
the market value as the basis for re
turning personal property. Upon
this basis horses and mules will be
returned at from $25 to $75, in some
instances the value to be as high as
?100. The average will be about
$60 per head. Merchandise and
household property will be returned
McDuffie Literary Society.
The M:Duffie Literary Society,
which has beeu having an unusually
successful year, had its second an
nual ?ecoption Friday evening:,
March 5, ht the home of Mr. E. J.
Norris. Mr. Harold Norris and
Miss Genevieve Norris, in the roles
of host and hostess, performed their
function with a grace and dignity
which was an honor to themselves
and a credit to the society.
The program was of a rather in
formal nature, and each part was
entered into with a zest and enthu
siasm that bespoke the fullest pleas
ure. Music, games, contests and
tete-a-tetes afforded each an oppor
tunity for enjoyment which suited
his particular taste. The most deli
cicious ice cream and cake were
served, appropriate souvenirs were
distributed. Prof. Lyon aud Prof.
Ross each made short talks, and all
was over except the memory of a
pleasant evening, which will long
remain. The thirty and more
guests departed, unanimous in the
opinion that it was one of the most
enjoyable social events of the year.
Death of S. P. Mathews.
S. P. Mathews, one of Greenwood
county's most prominent business
men and planters, died at his home
at Kirksey ?ast Friday night. The
burial was held yesterday at ll
o'clock in the family burying ground
near the residence. The funeral
was conducted from the home by
the Rev- J. E. Johnson of Phoenix.
Mr. Mathews had been in declin
ing health for some months. He
spent several weeks at an Atlanta
sanitarium, and on his return seemed
to be much improved, but about ten
days ago, while out looking after
some work at a saw mill, he was
strie'ron with paralysis, which in
voi ; ed his left side, and he never ral
lied. The end came Friday evening
at six o'clock.
Mr. Mathew? was in his sixty
third year. He was graduated from
Erskine college as a young man, and
at once began the management of
the large farming iuterests left him
by his father. He was eminently
successful, and soon became inter
ested in a number of busineis enter
prises in Greenwood and elsewhere
itt the county. He had strong faith
in the town of Greenwood, and in
vested largely in different enter
prises there and in Greenwood real
estate. He was a director of the
Bank of Greenwood, Greenwood
colton mill, Grendel cotton mills,
Ninety Six cotton mil!, Durst
Andrews company and senior mem
ber of the large mercantile firm of
Mathews & Arrington at Kirksey.
Mr. Mathews was a man who
numbered friends by the score, and
his death is widely deplored. He
leaves two children, Miss Lura
Mathews of Kirksey and Mrs. J. P.
Abney of Greenwood, and a niece,
Mrs. Bessie Andrews of Greenwood.
Mrs. Mathews died last October.
Greenwood, S. C.
Resolutions Upon the Death of
Mr. J. E. Holmes.
At the last meeting of the Cold
Spring Masonic Lodge the follow
ing resolution was offered and adopt
ed by the Lodge.
Whereas, thb Supreme Ruler of
the LTniversehas seen fit to remove
from our midst a member and Past
Master of our Masonic Lodge,
brother J. E. Holmes.
Resolved, 1st. That we bow in
humhle submission to the will of the
2nd. That in the event of the
death of brother Holmes we feel a
deep lons to our lodge. He was a
good member, true and loyal to the
3rd. That we cherish his memory
to our hearts, encourage growth to
the Masonic instructions, he was al
ways so w illing to give to all broth
4th. That we foster the religious
integrity that he left indelibly on
5th. That a copy of these resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes of
our lodge a copy be sent to the be
reaved family, and a copy sent to
the county press for publication.
J. T. Littlejohn,
J. F. Walker.
(Continued from First Page.)
take up these improved methods?
Yea, only a few in each community
that are progressive enough to try
these new suggestions but where
the government can get a few farm
ers to put into operation their sug
gestions other farmers get it by ab
sorption. Down on Bog Swamp a
few years ago there was only one
man in our community that planted
winter legumes, clover and vetch.
Now 90 %of the farmers plant more
or less of these winter soil building
You speak about we town people
paying your price for what they
buy from you, how do you propose
to brins this about? By co-opera
lio*n one, two or half dozen farmers
cannot influence the market either
in selling or buying, but 90 per
cent of them working co-operatively
can turn the commercial world their
way. Say Mr. Squash, do vou knuw
of any section of these United States
svheie the spirit, of reform along the
lines you speak of, have been put in
to operation by the farmers? Yes sir,
in thu north west; almost without a
single exception the north western
farmer has adopted the plans sug
gested by the government. They not
only have doubled their yield of
grain but sell it at their own price.
A few years ago the north west was
heavily mortgaged.To-day they have
money to lend.
You interest me, Mr. Squash,and
I hope you will pardon ma but how
did you learn all these things you
have been telling. I had a notion
that you backwoods people didn't
know much about what was going
on in this big world. I am not sur
prised at that question, Mr. Smith,
said I. I knew in a few minutes
after Henry Buckhead introduced
me to you this morning, that I was
in your opinion a gretn horn. I am
not offended however and will say
that we, that is some of we country
people, read our county papers and
we have sent our news to Clemson
college and United States depart
ment of agriculture and get bulle
tins on all important subjects and
once in a while we meet a govern- ;
ment agent and ask questions about
things we don't know. Sometime*
he knows, sometimes he don't, but hi
always gets the information for us .
At this point in our chat abott
rural and town life was broken into
by two men that came along talkirg I
about something I did not andv:* ]
stand. One of these began to curse, i
I was shocked for it was something i
I rarely hear. I asked Mr. Smith
who he was. Oh said he, he is a 1
citizen. I said have you many of
that kind? No said he very few, all
our people are church members. Is
this man achurch member? I asked.
Yes. Where does the world come in
then? I asked. Well said Mr. Smith,
the church is broader now than it
used to be. I wis frank to admit
that 1 didn't know and I hope I
never will see the day when the
church of Jesus Christ will take the ;
saints under one wing and try to 1
carry the wotld, flesh and the devil
under the cher. Why man, said ;
Mr. Smith, you are certainly very ?
primitive if you don't know the 1
latitude thatis given to we Chris- i
tians. We pople must have some ,
amusement ind you will find some <
of our best ihurch workers are ex- t
pert card 'layers, bridge whist, j
rook and ouer games being played. |
Do you meal to tell me,'Mr. Smith, <
that the tithers and mothers* of 1
Christian tomes play cards for ]
prizes? Ye of course, but you see i
the prize i;uota part of the game. <
It is givet the winner after the |
game is en ed. We don't think .there i
is any han in it do you? I was so t
much distTbed over the part Satan 1
was havig among God's people 1
that I ailed to answer Mr. !
Smith foithe moment, but when I
came to jyself I told him all games (
of chanc<appealed to the gambling ]
instinct f the human family and j
had bestiot be indulged in. How f
about tfe ^influence gaming with ,
cards hs over the children? (
Thats the only danger I see said (
Mr. Snth. I have watched these c
little Us pretty closely and only 1
the otb; day one of these young- t
sters histed that he could beat any
thing i town in a game of set back.
Abot this time a dray came
along >aded with the carcas of a .
dead >rse. Questions were asked
what I died with. No one seemed
to kn^. I thought possibly it was
an ov dose of rook, bridge, whist, \
set bk or some other fashionable j
gamethat is played in ?the parlors g
of th Ch ri s ti an homes. When Mr. t
Smitand I parted I was heavy ?
heard over the new moral and re- g
ligio* situation of these towns that ?
boa?d of a great many things we a
coufv people were denied. r
C Sunday morning according to u
rnyromise to Mr. Smith on the t
preous day I went to his church a
whh was the same church that h
Hey Buckhead and his family S
we members. On our way we stop- a
peat the post office and we saw t
qu3 a number of well dressed men g
A. - /
Corne take a peep at tl
produce real spring plea
creations of art.
We suggest you seleet
time to give each hat the
in town went
1 asked Mr.
away, if these
?ind some few young ladies. Most of
the men were young, as the hour
for church and Sunday school, was
late. I was surprised to see so many
out around the post office, having
heard that every one
to Sunday school.
Smith, as we walked
people attended church and Sunday
ichool. He replied, they di? not ex
?ept at night and only then because
there was no where else to go. Are
these people church members, I
oked. Ob, yes said Mr. Smith, but
noat young men think it is '^eiasy"
?o be a Sunday school scholar.Tbey
.verlook the fact that, to study God's
vord and to be a consistent Chris
tian is the highest type of manhood.
On our way to church we rret a
man rather good looking. Mr.
Smith didn't introduce me. I sup
posed be had good reasons which I
joon learned. Mr. Smith said, "Did
von notice that man" Yes said I.
What .ibout him.Well I want to tell
rou, not that ? make a practice of
telling things about other people,
but that man is a very live a^ent of
the devil. He is making his way
TOW to the post office before the
jrowd gets off. He will entertain
Lheru for an hour with vulgarity and
picking flaws in character of other
people and if there is noshing he
will make something especially if
the person in question is trying to
live a clean life. But Mr. Smith,
jaid I, how can a man like that es
3ape attack from some of these peo
ple? Well you see a man like that
person will deny it. He has done
that so often that some people don't
believe anything he says. He is
known as a full fledged "Ranzy
Sniffles" and called Ananias.
About tbis time we were at the,
loor of the church house where we
leard good singing, principally by
he good women, a fine Sunday
ichool, a good sermon. On Monday
norning I made ray way back to my
juiet home full of serious thoughts
>ver what I had heard and seen, and
sontrasted the moral and religious
ife of the country with that of the
Johnston, S. C.
Rheumatism Yields Quickly to]
You can't prevent an attack of
Rheumatism from coming on, but
?ou can stop it almost immediately,
(loan's Liniment gently applied to
he soie joint or muscle penetrates
n a few minutes to the inflamed
pot that causes the pain. It soothes
he bot, tender, swollen feeling,
nd in a very short time brings a
elief that is almost unbelievable
intil you experience it. Get a bot
te of Sloan's Liniment for 2dc of
ny Druggist and have it in the
louse-against Colds, Sore and
Swollen Joints, Lumbago, Sciatica
nd like ailments. Your money
laok if not satisfied, but it does
:ive almost instant relief.-2
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1915
light, so flukey, that they
you come see these new
mtion of the
; Samuel may have ample
Third Week's Jury.
T C Ly brand. Ward's.
E B Wi)liaras, Sr., Blocker.
J R Moss, Shaw.
J E Morgan, Moss.
J M Ratland, Ward's.
E E Padgett, Edgefield.
Geo W Wise, Shaw.
P A Timraerraan, Blocker.
W E LaGrone, Johnston.
Jake Berry, Johnston.
J O Williams, Moss,
J P Ro&fers, Johnston.
S J DeLanghter, Meriwether.
J W Blackwell, Plum Brandi.
J W Roper, Meriwether.
W D Cheatham, Collier.
J P Hoyt, Pickens.
C H Key, Edgefield.
P H E Prescott, Collins.
J F Lamb, Edgefield.
Ward Corley, Moss.
W L Brown, Washington.
W McDaniel, Jr., Modoc. .
E P Winn, Talbert
M S Boatwright, Shaw.
G O Whatley, Washington.
Pierce Timraerraan, Blocker.
W L Ridlehoover, Hibler.
M H Deal, Wise.
J C Seigler, Plum Branch.
J C Day, Wise.
Geo Berry, Jr., Johnston.
T L Talbert, Collins,
A M Herrin, Ward's.
J W Y once, Snaw.
L C Eidson, Shaw.
A Sluggish Liver Needs Atten
Let your Liver get torpid and
you are in for a spell of misery.
Everybody gets an attack now and
then. Thousands of people keep
their livers active and healthy by
using Dr. King's New life Pills.
Fine for the Stomach, too. Stop
the Dizziness, Constipation, Bilious
ness and Indigestion. Clear the
blood. Only 25c at your Drug
In case your macnine fails to go
phone the Edgefield ^uto Repair
Shop, phone 19 L, Mr. Cobb will
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop.
R. ?. ALLENH
Ie on Cotton in Store